25 episodes

The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers is a podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life. Ben Rogers is the founder of TBL Coaching LLC, a professional accountability and coaching service that encourages discipline and preparation among leaders. TBL Coaching holds its clients accountable to executing action plans to accomplish their goals and become more efficient with time. The Bottom Line is the belief that practice is more important than the game and by implementing disciplined habits, more time is created to be present with and positively impact others. Although it’s not required, most TBL clients have an athletic background and/or often find themselves saying they’re “too busy” to accomplish goals. Guests on the podcast include coaches, athletes, and other leaders. Average sits on the bench!

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    • Business
    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers is a podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life. Ben Rogers is the founder of TBL Coaching LLC, a professional accountability and coaching service that encourages discipline and preparation among leaders. TBL Coaching holds its clients accountable to executing action plans to accomplish their goals and become more efficient with time. The Bottom Line is the belief that practice is more important than the game and by implementing disciplined habits, more time is created to be present with and positively impact others. Although it’s not required, most TBL clients have an athletic background and/or often find themselves saying they’re “too busy” to accomplish goals. Guests on the podcast include coaches, athletes, and other leaders. Average sits on the bench!

    TBL 024: Pro vs. Professional

    TBL 024: Pro vs. Professional

    When asked what he brings to the table as a coach, 33-year coaching veteran and current University of Rhode Island assistant basketball coach Kevin Sutton describes himself as a "high-level professional." With an impressive overall coaching record of 475-115 dating back to the late '80s, Coach Sutton has coached over 150 college scholarship recipients and 8 players that have gone on to play in the NBA. Despite his impressive track record as a coach, the end result does not excite Coach Sutton. The creator of the phrase "Living Trophies" (see TBL 022), Coach Sutton believes that while a championship trophy sits on a shelf and collects dust, creating living trophies out of his student-athletes and what they do beyond the game is what truly matters. According to the experienced coach who doubles as a family man with a wife and four children, going "Pro" is just a job while becoming a "Professional" is a career.

    • 42 min
    TBL 023: Tough Love

    TBL 023: Tough Love

    Current head football coach at William Fleming High School (Roanoke, VA) Jamar Lovelace is one of the youngest head coaches in the state of Virginia. At 32 years old, he has spent time as a Defensive Coordinator and Strength Coach at Brookville, Monticello, and EC Glass high schools before ultimately earning his first head coaching position two years ago at William Fleming. Coach Lovelace is no stranger to "Tough Love" as he holds firm on his non-negotiables to his players: be in place, be on time, and be coachable. Coach Lovelace takes pride in being one of the 32 African American head football coaches in Virginia at the high school level (out of 318), and realizes that he must set a positive example not only as a football coach, but as a life mentor to his student-athletes to create a more unified world.

    • 27 min
    TBL Underground Huddle #1: Deane Cheatham

    TBL Underground Huddle #1: Deane Cheatham

    The Underground Huddle is a virtual group meeting between all TBL clients and other guests that occurs two times per year and features a guest speaker. The first ever Underground Huddle played host to 22 attendees including 12 clients of TBL Coaching, LLC. The guest speaker for UH #1 was Deane Cheatham III. A family-first man, Deane has held many leadership positions in his professional career. Deane has been an owner of Hometown Realty – the largest & highest-producing locally owned firm in Central Virginia – since the early 90s. He spent many years as a coach himself, training many other business owners under the Mike Ferry Organization. Deane heads up the Hometown Realty training program, which trains hundreds of aspiring business owners each year. Deane has also been a lead instructor for SEAL Team Physical Training in Richmond, and has coached many of his children’s youth league teams. He has battled through and overcome many injuries in order to stay discipline to his fitness and health goals – a consistent early morning routine he’ll tell you is one of the cornerstones of his success. In his free time, Deane likes to hunt, flip houses, and hang out with his wife and children at one of their vacation houses at the beach, river, or the mountains. Despite being what some would refer to as “busy,” through discipline and preparation Deane still finds more than enough time to spend with his three children, all of which graduated from or currently attend James Madison University. His oldest son played football at JMU and now coaches at the collegiate level, his daughter is on the front lines of the Coronavirus as a nurse in Richmond, and his youngest son is an aspiring commercial project manager and a current Duke football player.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TBL 022: Living Trophies

    TBL 022: Living Trophies

    Larry Blunt is a veteran in the basketball coaching business with experience at the Prep, College, and Professional levels. Having moved all over from the East Coast to Canada and now in the Midwest as an assistant at Division 1 Drake University, Coach "LB" has worked with many staffs and players. During his time at Orangeville Prep in Canada, LB recruited and developed Jamal Murray and Thon Maker, the number 7 and 10 overall picks in the 2016 NBA draft. When asked what kind of legacy he'd like to leave, LB credits his coaching friend Kevin Sutton (Rhode Island Men's Basketball) when he responded with the question: "How many living trophies can you create?"

    • 38 min
    TBL 021: The Extra Dimension

    TBL 021: The Extra Dimension

    NBA Champion Kevin Eastman joins The Bottom Line Podcast to talk about his book “Why The Best Are The Best: 25 Powerful Words That Impact, Inspire, and Define Champions” where he pulls lessons learned from interactions with well-known coaches and players over his impressive tenure as a basketball player, coach, and executive in the NCAA and NBA. Coach Eastman is in the University of Richmond Basketball Hall of Fame and won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 2008 as an assistant coach to Doc Rivers. Today Coach Eastman is known as a thought leader in the sports world and in 2018 he published his book to share his thoughts with those wanting to be the best in their field. Coach Eastman says that there is a difference between the words “Talent” and “Talented.” Talented has an “ED” on the end, which he says stands for Extra Dimension. Listen to Coach Eastman talk about Extra Dimensions of The Best and other lessons learned with his interactions with former Celtics players like Kevin Garnett & James Posey, NBA and sports legend Kobe Bryant, and of course the head coach that gave him his first opportunity as an NBA coach, Doc Rivers.

    • 36 min
    TBL 020: E.A.T.

    TBL 020: E.A.T.

    Virginia Commonwealth University Head Basketball Coach Mike Rhoades says that his whole team can "E.A.T." together when they act on the core values of Enthusiasm, Appreciation, and Toughness. Rhoades, who has been the head coach at Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA), Rice University (Houston, TX), and now VCU (Richmond, VA), grew up in Pennsylvania and played college basketball at Division III Lebanon Valley. There, he won a national championship, was named the national player of the year, and was an All-American twice. Upon graduation, Coach Rhoades quickly learned that coaching basketball was going to be his path and since his first assistant coaching job in 1996, he hasn't looked back since. Filled with many lessons from the court – as a player and a coach – that serve as parallels to both business and life, Coach Rhoades will inspire you and your team to come together and “E.A.T.”

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

CnKirk1217 ,

Wow!

Great podcast episode with Coach Jamar Lovelace!

Jake8824 ,

Captivating Conversation

In this podcast Ben does a remarkable job engaging with his guests. Throughout their seamless conversations I found myself feeling educated, entertained, and (best of all) inspired. He encourages his listeners to get off the bench and get in the game in order to start living their best lives. I can honestly say, after listening I was ready to do just that! Every day you have the opportunity to have “the best day ever.” Thank you for reminding me, Ben. The Bottom Line podcast has definitely earned a ‘subscribe’ from me.

GS Nation ,

Fantastic!

Excellent podcast - Ben is an organized, motivated, high-energy guy who BRINGS IT every single episode. Phenomenal interviewer and he dives deep into important personal development topics with his guests... highly recommend.

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